Graduate Student Course Load
Load for a full-time graduate student is 9 semester hours in the fall or spring semester. Summer loads are determined by the length of the summer session in which the student is enrolled. Note: These loads refer to registration status; see Enrollment Status Descriptions for Financial Aid requirements.
|Semester Credit Hours||16 Week (Fall/Spring)||10 Week (Summer)||8 Week Session||5 Week Session|
|Max Load||16 hours||12 hours||9 hours||6 hours|
|Full Load||9 hours||6 hours||5 hours||3 hours|
Enrollment Status Descriptions for Financial Aid: For financial aid purposes, enrollment requirements are the same for every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 9 graduate-level credit hours to be considered full-time, 7 to 8 graduate-level credit hours to be considered three-fourths time, and 5 to 6 graduate-level credit hours to be considered half-time.
Note: Loads in excess of the maximum require approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.